There's more good news for development in downtown Macon.
Partners of the Dannenberg lofts located at Poplar and Third Streets announced the move of a major tenant into their building Tuesday.
"This building, as many of you know was one of the largest department stores in the southeast. It has been essentially vacant for decades and we're very excited today to tell you about this new tenant." said Gene Dunwoody, Dannenberg managing partner.
Kinetix Health Club is moving in. Construction is still underway but once complete, they'll set up shop inside the Danneberg building with a weight room, cardio machines that face the street, a locker room with showers and a daycare facility.
Amenitiesthat developers say are all needed in a growing downtown.
"They understand that downtown is the heart of the city and it's where everything is coming back to downtown, and I think this is going to create a ripple effect. Now that this established, successful business believes in downtown, then other people will think that, hey I can believe in downtown too." said Kris Hattaway with NewTown Macon.
"I feel like in the next ten years that this will be the place to be. We are right along with where the curve should be. There are more and more loft apartments coming up and there are more and more people working downtown." said Kinetix owner, Mark Cullars.
"We're really focusing really hard on people living downtown and when people live downtown, they have to have a lot of amenities and we think this particular tenant is going to be one of the most important amenities." said Dunwoody.
It doesn't look like much now, but soon this space will be filled with folks working to stay healthy and fit. Changing the face of downtown Macon, with the help of one workout at a time.
The first phase is nearly complete, with plans for the club to open in late summer.
Those who live in the Dannenberg lofts will automatically get a membership to Kinetix and 24 hour access.